Hong Kong Police have come under fire after officials admitted to posing as protestors and committing acts of violence. This comes as Hong Kong Police Public Relations Chief Superintendent Tse Chun-Chung suggests police have intelligence that protesters will engage in terrorism. Activists have responded to claims of violence as “propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets.”. Hong Kong Legislator Claudia Mo echoed the opinion of activists, calling the intelligence “a joke”.
A New York State bill will mandate school children to get the HPV vaccine to attend public school if it passes. Currently, a version of the bill is in committee in both the Assembly and Senate. This comes as part of Governor Cuomo’s partnership with Merck’s ILÚM Health Solutions in creating a “Platform to Detect, Treat and Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease”. But is this particular HPV vaccine even safe for the public to obtain?
Reporter Sam Stein claims on Twitter to have had a phone conversation with presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s campaign manager. Stein claims that the manager told him “Yang will be doing something no presidential candidate has ever done before in history.” Neither Stein nor the Yang campaign have given further details. The tweet has left many in awe of Yang’s plans for tomorrow’s debate. Andrew Yang will be on stage with nine other candidates also competing for the limelight.
“We do not negotiate with Terrorists.” This one line is the reason attempts at peace talks with the Taliban have failed over the terms of two U.S. Presidents. President Trump attempted to arrange talks between himself and the Taliban at Camp David to reach a deal to end our longest war. Talks were canceled and made public information after a U.S. service member was killed in a suicide attack. Since then, the Taliban has threatened the U.S. with more casualties after the abrupt decision to cancel.
The Marine Corps is developing a secret project titled “Sea Mob”, which involves autonomous vessels capable of lethal assaults with human input. This project is part of the beginning of a new age in warfare: one that will no longer require human combatants.
The idea of killer robots is thought to be science fiction, but they already exist. Experts in the field of machine learning and military technology say “it is already possible”. In China, tech companies developments in AI technology are already being used in military projects.